Little did they know back in 1918 that the virus was only going to adapt and create different strains. It was the beginning of one wicked issue that future generations were going to have to combat and attempt to finally eradicate. The virus is destructive due to the fact that it isn’t just one strain that we can just eradicate. The viral disease has an abundance of different strains that mutate which makes it challenging to stop. The different types of the virus are Influenza A, B, C, and their sub-types.
This new government agency was filled with controversy from the beginning, because of its broad enforcement capabilities. Some accused the new Justice Department agency of terrorizing innocent individuals, abuse of power, and a lack of oversight and accountability. The agency was officially dismantled in 1973, but in reality, it just consolidated with other agencies and became the Drug Enforcement Administration. Nixon’s new enforcement policy would disproportionately target communities of color resulting in what would become the beginning of a policy of mass-incarceration of blacks, Latinos and America’s poor. Since the 70’s racial injustices have been stemming from the war on drugs and these injustices and racial inequalities have not only been overlooked by some previous presidential administrations but were at times even aggravated by
Margaret Atwood is known for writing speculative fiction novels set in the future. Her 2003 novel, Oryx and Crake is no different. This story takes place in a world where corporations rule this dystopian world. The world’s population has been decimated, thanks to a virus that was spread under the guise of the health supplement BlyssPluss. Before that though, the future was looking bleak already, having the intellectuals living in corporate sponsored walled compounds, and the less fortunate living in the “pleeblands”; home to individuals described as being “the addicts, the muggers, the paupers, the crazies” of the world (Atwood Page 27).
The United States president at the time was sending bombs to other countries, and gun control became a hot topic. While the government is hurting others, people still want to use Marilyn Manson as a scapegoat for what happened at Columbine. He says whatever he wants to say, and that scares people. It’s easier to flaunt his face around as the villain than to take initiative and try to help the kids who are suffering. The reason this painting is named “Crop Failure” is because columbine is also the name of a flower.
“An idea can transform the world and rewrite the rules, which is why I have to steal it”. What Dom Cobb was trying to imply was that great ideas and corporate feuds gave rise to people like him to make a profit based on the stolen ideas. The procedure that Dom uses which is to inject his targets with experimental military serum not only violates the privacy of the mind but also endangers their personal health. Not to mention that Dom is willing to kill people in order to finish the job. And all this just for a single idea.
Oryx and Crake moves back and forth between Snowman trying to survive in his future that has no future, and his past where his only enjoyment of life was his friendship with Crake and his love for Oryx. Jimmy is not a particularly likable character and his actions, especially his obsession with Oryx 's past, makes you want to shake some sense into him at times. Yet we all can empathize with his longing for love, whether the maternal love his mother couldn 't offer or the love for Oryx that he could never fully have to himself. It 's a testament to Margaret Atwood 's literary skills that we 're always interested in Jimmy and want him to find happiness. In lesser hands, Jimmy could be a disenfranchised protagonist, both from the story and from
V for Vendetta, directed by Alan Moore in 2005 was an eye opening film, with aspects from the past and predictions for the future, the film left many uncertain how to feel. Being placed in the dystopian genre, the film uses many codes and conventions to connect them to the genre. V 's revolutionary speech helps bring hope to the society. The film was born through an illness and plague that had effected the world. The storyline begins to unfold with the rising of High Chancellor Sutler, which was oddly similar to Hitler, who created a government to oppress the people’s liberty.
In both stories, people’s misuse of technology is the major theme that shows why humans no longer reign. In Ray Bradbury 's story “There Will Come Soft Rains”, it seems that the misuse of technology helps expand the war, because there are lots of traces of bombs; and now the people are
This shows why drug testing welfare patients is unconstitutional. This shows that it is unconstitutional because many families around America now may be left with a nervous feeling knowing what some of the governments have began to enforce which is to take a drug test to continue to receive food assistance.“In Marchwinski v. Howard, the ACLU challenged Michigan's across-the-board testing and the district court ruled in September 2000 that it violated the recipients Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches” (Lewis). This quote says that drug testing welfare patients violates the Fourth Amendment right against the welfare patients all around America. This proves that it is unconstitutional because the welfare patients are being drug tested with no suspect of drug use it is unreasonable.This shows that drug testing welfare patients is wrong
The Silk Road was the missing factor that would change the face of warfare across the planet. Merchants travelled across mountain ranges and deserts to bring gunpowder to the west. The gunpowder had the greatest impact on western civilization, as we know it today. The introduction first commenced when Arabian scientists started experimenting with gunpowder and its utilizations in warfare. When Europe invaded the Arabs in the 11th century, they turned their newfound weapon on the European troops, which initially sparked fear, interest and high demand on the West, who were very induced in war.
The challenges will be caused from the inability of mankind to logically think on a broad spectrum about the devastating effects of using a mass produced pesticide on the sacred earth. Carson says, “ Future historians may well be amazed by our distorted sense of proportion. How could intelligent begins seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind? Yet this is exactly what we have done.” Carson also logically relates statistical evidence when she says, “ 500 new chemicals which the bodies of men and animals are required somehow to adapt each year, chemicals totally outside the limits of biologic experience.